10th grader arrested for bringing gun to school in Shreveport
SHREVEPORT, LA — A 10th grade student was arrested Wednesday morning after an unloaded gun was seized at a Caddo Parish high school.
Just after 9:45 a.m. on September 18, 2013, Shreveport Police personnel assigned to Huntington High School were contacted by school security officials after receiving tips about a possible weapon being on campus. Police quickly located and detained a 15 year old male student and subsequently discovered an unloaded .40 caliber handgun in the student's waistband. According to preliminary investigation, the student provided no explanation for possessing the weapon, and officials were not made aware of any threats that were communicated.
The school was not placed on lock-down status and parents were notified of the incident. The 15 year old was charged with carrying a firearm or dangerous weapon by a student on school property and illegal possession of a handgun by a juvenile. The teen was booked into the Caddo Parish Juvenile Detention Center.